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was in libya. so it had to be him. >> reporter: george sharpenberger spent the day thinking about his friend and fellow peace corps member chris stevens. the two served together in the peace corps in the '80s. the uc berkeley grad taught english to kids in a small moroccan town. sharpenberger says even back then stevens dreamed of becoming an ambassador. >> he fell in love with morocco and that part of the world. it was kind of a spark that shaped the rest of his career. >> reporter: the east bay native went on to study law at uc hastings in san francisco. >> if he was in town, he would pop in my office or leave a card or something. >> reporter: law professor david levine kept in touch with his former student through the years. the dean says he is not at all surprised stevens gave his life trying to save others. >> he could have literally sent in the marines there is a battalion there protecting the embassy. he didn't do that. he wanted to be there. he wanted to go take his people, get them back to safety. he knew he was taking a risk. he went and did it any way. what more do you need to kno
in libya. >>> also, a pop-up scene in the east bay that gives a lifeline to veterans continues this weekend. we'll show you where it is and when it will shut down. >>> and how a looming nhl lockout could make a big i pact in the south bay. >> nbc bay area news starts right now. >> good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez in. outrage over a controversial film made in the u.s. continues to spread around the world has federal officials question a convicted felon in california who may have helped to make that movie. dozens of anti-american protests and demonstrations are being held in cities around the world. tonight there are so many questions about the movie that led to the violence and the attack in libya which claimed the lives of four americans. nbc bay area's kimberly terry have in the newsroom with the latest. >> kim, today the man believed to be behind the con tr verse shul innocence of muslim's youtube video was brought in with federal officers. since the movie ignited, the filmmaker has been out of public view, staying with his family in their home. with his face covered, he willingly we
in libya. at the center is a small independent movie played at a small theater in california. the film maker is a 55-year-old from southern california. nbc decided not to show clips of the film. so far, there are very few details about the production group responsible for the 14-minute film. this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton denounced the video. >> let me state very clearly and i hope it is obvious that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> the actors in the film actually also spoke out against it and said they were never told what the film was about. a statement released on behalf of the cast and crew said, we are 100% not behind this film and we're grossly misled about its intent and purpose. we are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred. the actors said they were never given an actual script and their lines were dubbed over in production. the tralter for that movie was first posted online in july. it did not attract much notice until last week when a second version of th
makes an admission about the attack in libya that killed an american diplomat and bay area native. >>> a little bit warmer for us today in the east and south bay with upper 70s and low 80s. right now, 77 in livermore and much cooler by the bay. we'll have your full weekend forecast and a few weekend changes in a couple minutes. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> two new developments in the aftermath of the attack on the american embassy in libya, an actress that starred in the film that's being blamed for sparking the anti-american violence lost her bid to have it taken off of youtube. the actress claims she was duped by the director and had no idea what the film was about. the white house said it was self-evident the attack was terro
was on hand for the return of the remains of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stephen and his three colleagues, murder bade mob on the 9/11 anniversary tuesday. the president vowed no u.s. retreat. >> making it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our grief, we will be resolute. for we are americans. and we hold our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq. in lebanon, symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and had hardens. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this was bangladesh. these were indian muslims in kashmir. while back in the u.s., republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan blamed president obama. >> what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. that is what keeps the peace. and that is what we will have in a romney/ryan administration. >> reporter: team obama called that an attempt to score political points. >> both factually wrong and poorly timed. now is a t
the violence that killed stevens and three american staffers in the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president then explained to world leaders why the u.s. cannot ban a youtube clip blamed for much of the violence in the middle east. the clip insults t s ths the pr muhammad. >> as president of our country and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and i will always defend their right to do so. >>. [ applause ] >> president obama said there is no speech that justifies mindless violence and promised stevens' killers will be brought to justice. the president also discussed hope that concerns over iran's nuclear programs can be addressed through diplomacy. >>> from heartache to hope, it's a bittersweet day for a peninsula family whose loss of a child could help save the lives of others. doug and linda studebaker spoke at their home with assemblyman jerry hill. hill authored a bill which was signed into law today that will tighten loopholes around underaged drinking on party buses. the couple's 19-year-old son brett was k
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